The lawsuit between Apple and Samsung has been going on for a while now, back in May, Samsung were ordered by the court dealing with the case to give Apple’s lawyers access to their latest smartphones and tablets.
We must point out that the tablets and smartphones that the court has allowed Apple access to are actually announced products, rather than future products, so we already know what they look like and what their specifications are.
Samsung then followed up the court ruling by requesting to see unannounced devices from Apple, which would be the yet to be announced iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, Apple has now responded to this recent request and accused Samsung of harassment.
The latest document filed by Apple in the case says that Samsung’s request to see unannounced devices is ‘not a good faith attempt to obtain information needed to defend against a preliminary injunction”. “Rather, it is a transparent and improper attempt to harass Apple by demanding extremely sensitive trade secrets that have no relevance to Apple’s infringement claims or to Samsung’s defences to a preliminary injunction,’.
We doubt the court will allow Samsung to see devices from Apple which have yet to be announced, but you never know.
Source Unwired View